Work constructing Lidl's new Rosyth store will begin later this year, the supermarket chain has confirmed.

It's part of plans to create up to 220 new jobs in Scotland over the next 12 months through four new store openings, and investment in its existing portfolio.

The company said it is "committed" to fulfilling its ambitious store opening programme, despite disruption amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In Rosyth, planning permission was granted by Fife Council in April 2018 for Lidl to build a store at Admiralty Road.

The supermarket expects the store will create 40 jobs for locals.

Showcasing its commitment to further long term expansion in Scotland, the retailer also recently named Dunfermline as one of the places on their ‘wish list’ of new store locations as it looks to expand its portfolio.

As well as Rosyth, Lidl are looking to build at Halbeath Retail Park as part of extension plans there.

However, Lidl has not confirmed whether their interest in Dunfermline means they are also looking to build an additional third store in West Fife.

Ross Millar, Lidl’s Regional Director for Scotland, said: “At the beginning of 2020 we opened our 100th store in Scotland.

"To be able to continue that growth across the country is an exciting prospect and reinforces our commitment to creating new jobs and providing Scottish communities with quality produce at Lidl value prices.”

The proposals at Admiralty Road included flattening derelict pub The Yard and using the adjacent Rosyth FC football pitch to build their store and car park.

The deal to bring Lidl to Rosyth has included the sale of part of Recreation Park, the home of Rosyth Football Club with plans for the football team to have a new pitch at the Fleet Grounds built, with changing rooms, fencing and parking.

However, they have remained in limbo until Lidl’s plans materialise.